Ryan Lavarnway may not be a household name to most baseball fans in the United States. The 33-year-old catcher has played for eight teams in his 10-year Major League Baseball career, most recently playing for the Cleveland Indians and their Triple-A minor league team, Columbus Clippers.
TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
(JTA) — Jewish basketball star Sue Bird will be one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday.
“It is just good news after good news; who wouldn’t want that, especially in times like this?” according to David Wiseman and Shari Wright-Pilo, who created a Facebook page to chart the journey of Israeli Olympic athletes and their designated sport.
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